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NBC
Feb 18, 2011 5:30pm PST
quote are rising up. citizens uprisings are changing the world. as we witnessed from tunisia to egypt and tonight from libya to bahrain, where today there was a violent crackdown. our reporters and cameras were
PBS
Jan 31, 2011 6:30pm PST
to business news. protesters in egypt calling for a general strike in a million strong march as the president swears in a new cabinet. the foreign minister is accused of dithering. and the israel prime minister fears that egypt [unintelligible] he did pass a new government. the man at the top remains. the president swore in the new cabinet amid mass protests. they are promising a general strike and a million strong march. egypt's powerful army said that the threats were legitimate and it will need force to stop the protests. >> our revolution is in the egyptian revolution. as night fell, thousan of egyptians refused to budge. >> we want real change. >> the crowds seem angry, but they have one clear message. but president's move to appoint a deputy, fire his cabinet, and name new ministers. >> their r and tennis and injustice. -- there is unfairness and injustice. >> for egyptian youth. >> it could become even more dramatic. it could be one of the largest protests of the country has ever seen. >> of the government is concerned over the situation in the country. travelers try to get to the airp
CNN
Feb 12, 2011 6:00pm EST
edition of "the situation room" with wolf blitzer. wolf, take it away. >>> happening now in egypt, some protesters are staying put in cairo's main square, refusing to leave until the country is under civilian leadership instead of military rule. also, the celebration is giving way to uncertainty. egypt's new military leaders say they're committed to democracy, but they're also urging people to respect the hated police force that attacked and arrested many of those demonstrators. >>> also this hour, the clean-up after the revolution. egyptians are trying to move forward now that president hosni mubarak is gone. other longtime rulers in the region are watching and worrying that they could fall next. >>> we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> the people of egypt are ending their first full day of freedom from the 30-year rule of president hosni mubarak. some still are holding vigilant tahrir square, not satisfied with egypt's new military caretakers or the new promises they made today. the revolution t
CNN
Feb 1, 2011 5:00pm EST
, change right now. and the protest cries from egypt are echoing across the region, prompting jordan's king to take some dramatic action himself. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >> that's the sound of tens of thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands of protesters in egypt reacting with outrage only moments ago to president hosni mubarak's announcement that he'll not seek re-election in september. they want him out now, now! and they are chanting we're not leaving. but in a taped statement broadcast just a little while ago, president mubarak said he'll finish out his term working for the reforms protesters are demanding. >> translator: i've spent enough time in serving egypt, and i am now careful to conclude my work for egypt by presenting egypt to the next government in a constitutional way which will protect egypt. >> cnn's arwa damon is right in the middle of a crowd demonstrating in tahrir square. i take it, arwa, the reaction has not been necessarily positive, the statement coming from president mu
PBS
Feb 1, 2011 6:30pm PST
>> this is of the journal. >> welcome. >> the headlines at this hour, in egypt, thousands of anti- government protesters gathered in cairo. their demand is the immediate resignation of president mubarak. and in jordan, the king fires his government and tires this man to bring political reform to the country. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> in egypt, hundreds of thousands of people are out on the streets with one goal, to force president hosni mubarak to step down. he is due to make a televised speech shortly, but says he is not going anywhere until the next election. the protesters are not going anywhere either. the crowds on the street are the biggest in eight days. we begin with this report from the capital. >> it is night in cairo. the crowds to have gathered at liberation square do not seem to be going anywhere. all day, people from all segments of the egyptian society gathered here to demand their freedom. for the demonstrators, that meant getting rid of president hosni mubarak and his associates. some of them abandoned their cars as thoug
CNN
Feb 11, 2011 9:00pm EST
the people of egypt make history. mubarak is gone. >> hosni mubarak has decided to step down as president of egypt. >>> a nation explodes with joy. >> oh, my god, there's fireworks going off right now. right near the presidential palace. >> all of egypt out on the streets tonight. juni >> reporter: your future is a very bright one we hope. >> egyptians have made it clear that nothing less than genuine democracy will carry the day. >> what does it mean for the middle east, oil, the u.s. and the world? a stunning edition of piers morgan tonight. >>> good evening, there are lots of questions tonight about what happens next in egypt. but this surely is a moment to watch and listen as the egyptians themselves joyously celebrate their extraordinary revolution. you're watching live pictures from tahrir square in cairo, where there are still hundreds of thousands of jubilant egyptians celebrating the momentous end of president mubarak's regime. tonight the military is in charge, but who will end up running the country in the end some of the best correspondents in world television news, nic robert
MSNBC
Feb 11, 2011 2:00pm EST
pictures right now of tahrir square, where people have chanted the words "egypt is free" and finally we are free. nbc's ron allen joins me live from the square. ron, we showed at the top of the hour a clip of you not long ago. this story has moved at such a pace it almost feels as if days have flown by in a matter of hours. and i said finally mubarak stepped down. but it has been 18 days. but in 18 days of intensity. >> reporter: it's been longer than that for so many people here who dreamed that something like this might happen in their lifetime that never really believed it perhaps is the best way of putting it, tamron. it's been light thing fast. just before i left the square to come up here, i met a young woman, 20-something, interestingly she said she was happy but she was scared at the same time. a very sober view of all of this because she is worried about what might happen next. she believes and hopes and prays it's going to be better, but she's not sure. this is a feeling, i think a lot of people would express if they were being brutally honest with you right now. they're not s
FOX News
Feb 10, 2011 3:00pm EST
>>megyn: and now the reports are spreading: egypt's information minister telling reuters new agency that "the president mubarak is definitely not going to step down." that comes shortly before mubarak is expected to address the world. we hope shephard smith will have that. >>shepard: the reports are conflicting. we are very curious as to whether the information minister could be as someone mentioned today like baghdad bob, the last thing you would hear from the information minister is the current truth. until the truth changes and then there is no more information minister. it could be historic day for egypt while for the middle east and the world egypt's long time president hosni mubarak who many call a dictator is set to speak to the world. soon. no word on what "soon" means. we are not sure if the speech was recorded earlier or if it will be live. we hear conflicting reports about where president hosni mubarak is. and we are getting conflicting reports whether he will step down after a popular uprising across egypt. and this from cairo, from reuters news agency, the foreign minis
MSNBC
Feb 1, 2011 4:00am EST
a tank full of crude you could do that. or add 12 days. as egypt now undergoes what really and truly looks like a revolution, the canal is still open. shortages and price spikes in food and gas and cash, the canal is open. and america is first in line. it's true. celebrated, save you 5,000 miles shortcut, vesselof the u.s. mp . american military vessels get expedited processing. because america and egypt, we are way more up in egypt's business than most of us think we are. when the protests broke out on tuesday it was clear pretty quickly that the protests were big enough to call the question of how much force the egyptian government would use to put the protests down. where was the chief of staff when the protests broke out? he was here. he was at the pentagon. that was not considered particularly news worthy before the protests broke out. all the top egyptian military brass meeting with all the top american military brass is a normal thing. it happens all the time. spencer wrote about that at wired.com today. happens every two years. the egyptian military flyovers to spook the prot
NBC
Feb 12, 2011 5:30pm PST
. $1.7 billion of that, flowers alone. >>> a new day in egypt. sweeping away the past and making promises about the future. but just what comes next? and is there another revolt in the making? tonight, a new crackdown. plus news on the ancient egyptian treasures. plus news on the ancient egyptian treasures. what's been lost? captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. a new egypt born yesterday with the resignation of hosni mubarak took its first tentative steps forward today as cairo's tahrir square was transformed today from a center of revolt into a symbol of new beginnings. the military, egypt's current caretaker, reassured a jubilant population that its tenure would be a short one and that power would turn over to a free elected government. and some of egypt's neighbors got the reassurances they were looking for, too. once again, richard engel leads off our coverage from cairo. richard? >> reporter: good evening, lester. egyptians were celebrating last night, and they are still celebrating now. today the egyptian army said the egyptian people will achieve
PBS
Feb 11, 2011 6:30pm PST
>> egyptians learned that the rule by hosni mubarak is over. >> egypt has been born anew, that's how one opposition politician has described the euphoria now sweeping the country. we're looking at live pictures right now from cairo. after 30 years at the head of an authoritarian state, president hosni mubarak has been forced out of office by the popular will of the people of egypt who have taken to the streets in millions over the past 18 days. his resignation was announced on state television a couple of hours ago by his deputy. more than a million people are gathered in cairo's central ta hir square celebrating the successno carrier >> this is our moment, we young people will build a better power. he was reportedly flown out by this helicopter. as president, the country's future lies in the hands of the military, but that isn't dampening the mood across egypt. in a matter of moments, the mass protests turned into a sea of jubilation, celebrating the victory of people power. >> we go right now to that party in liberation square and our coordinate. kareem, what's the mood? can
KOFY
Feb 6, 2011 6:30am PST
>> today on christian world news. chaos on the streets of egypt with their country at a critical cross roads, what does the future hold for egypt's christians? >> plus president obama speaks about his christian faith and has strengthened since he has been in office. >> how this man stood up to hitler and the cost of his life. >> political upheaval rocks egypt what does it mean for country's christians hello i am wendy griffith. >> and i am george thomas. you have seen hundreds of thousands of christians taken to the streets of cairo calling for the resignation of president hosni mubarak. >> egypt's christians have face his hardship under mubarak's regime. john waage reports they are asking for prayer. >> reporter: egyptian street revolution is creating uncertainty around the world especially for 10 million christians in this country of 80 million people. >> most of the churches are closed. people are meeting in homes to pray together. ministries like open doors are being affected significantly because of curfews because of the security issues on the streets. >> earlier this year
CNN
Feb 12, 2011 6:00am EST
never set on so glorious a human achievement." what a day for egypt. that's all for london. >>> a new dawn has arrived in egypt. gone is the rule of a long-time leader replaced by cheers of a hopeful nation ready to move ahead with real change, but it won't come easy. >>> the egyptian revolution may not be the last in the region. we'll look at the winds of change blowing through the arab world. >>> from cnn center, this is cnn. it is february 12th, i'm randi kaye. >> we would like to welcome viewers to our ongoing coverage of revolution egypt. >> i have been watching the tweets coming from egypt. we have one from the guy who is the face of this. wael ghonim. his tweet says good morning egypt. i truly missed you in the past 30 years. that is a big statement. certainly sums it up from a lot of protesters there and people from cairo and egypt. it is time to move on. that's the sentiment from some at the revolution. time to move past of thoughts of punishing former president has any mubarak. now, people with still gathering in tahrir square. now, the clean up has begun. people are urged t
FOX News
Feb 5, 2011 10:00am EST
to stop egypt's financial freefall. it's not easy. finishing up a meeting the country losing upwards of 3 million bucks. now, 300 billion dollars a day. pretty much at a stand still. and here is what's going on now. the banks, markets, all closed and the egyptian stock market until monday, first time in ten days, but banks, they open tomorrow on a sunday. first time in about a week. saudi arabia, the only far cry from a week ago today when it fell about 6 1/2%, and since that time it's had-- and forces are heading in getting close to egypt ready to evacuate americans. and a major gas line near israel exploding earlier and conflicting reports what caused it, a leak some say, others saying it was a deliberate attack, we just don't know. and a big powwow going on in munich, germany as the richest country gathered to deal with all of this and what to do about this. and in germany, saying that we are on the side of the protesters. and minutes ago, palestinian protests flaring up and calling for mubarak to step down. but this is kind of stuff spreads like wild fire, right? and we're watching ba
PBS
Feb 16, 2011 6:30pm PST
. >> and the german government stands up for children's rights to make a racket. ♪ >> first, tunisian and then egypt. now, could libya be next? in a rare show of unrest, hundreds of the comments of libyan leader muammar qaddafi clashed with police overnight in the city of benghazi, protesting the arrest of a human rights activist who has worked to free political prisoners. demonstrators then used the internet to call on people to take to the streets for more anti-government protests on thursday. >> this amateur video from tuesday night shows the protests in benghazi. the clip was uploaded to the internet web site youtube. dozens of demonstrators called for the release of political prisoners in libya and the ousting of president muammar qaddafi. in another video also climbing to show benghazi, the demonstrators are voicing their anger at the arrest of human rights lawyer. shots are heard. the protesters run for cover. some people are injured. the demonstrators in libya are taking their lead from the protest movements in tunisia and egypt. there, too, activists used internet blogs at facebook to call
PBS
Feb 12, 2011 12:30am PST
." >> joy and jubilation in egypt as president mubarak finally steps down from power. >> egypt is a free country. and we will prove to the whole world that we will be a very strategic country where we control the middle east and we control -- and we will never be beaten by anyone. and we are free. >> signs of the people, 18 days of protests, 30 years of authoritarian rule to an end. all power now rests with the military. the generals say they will guarantee reform. president obama welcomes mubarak's departure saying it's just the beginning of ejiment's transition to democracy. -- egypt's transition to democracy. >> the people have spoken, their voices and egypt will never be the same. >> but as the protesters continue to celebrate in cairo's tahir square, many are asking what will happen now? >> welcome to bbc news. broadcasting in the u.k. and right around the world. there are scenes of rejoicing across egypt as hundreds of thousands of people celebrate the news of their president, hosni mubarak, has resigned after 30 years in power. the vice president oscar suleiman announced on televi
MSNBC
Feb 7, 2011 4:00am EST
in egypt. now at a crucial moment, protesters continue the call for president mubarak to step down. demonstrators are still in the streets but there is calm after several days of chaos in cairo. as clashes between president mubarak supporters and anti-government protesters turn violent, mubarak dug in, resisting the revolution at his doorstep. >> an orderly transition must be meaningful. it must be peaceful. and it must begin now. >> how do you define "now"? that could mean today, not september. >> now means yesterday. >> this morning the view inside egypt with leading opposition figure mohamed elbaradei and the ambassador to the united states sameh shoukry. what happens next and what will it mean for the middle east and u.s. interests there? i will be joined by the chairman of the senate foreign relations committee john kerry. also part of our special coverage insights and perspective from former secretary of state james baker and reporting from the ground. >> they were hunting down reporters. >> with nbc's chief foreign correspondent richard engel. then a special discussion marki
FOX News
Feb 1, 2011 6:00pm EST
about the situation in egypt. the streets of egypt is filled with a mixture of celebration and frustration at this hour this video is believed to be the first violence of the day in alexandria. you can see the protesters here throwing rocks and tanks moving about. after the announcement by president hosni mubarak that he will leave office, but not until later this year. trillion i did notrillion i >> i did not intend to run for a third term because i spent my life serving egypt, but now, i am completely keen on concluding my work for the nation in a fashion that guarantees passing responsibility and flag in safe egypt to preserve the constitution and legitimacy. >> glenn: the promise culminates a week of massive protest around the country. with ebegin our coverage with cargreg palkot live in the egyptian capital it's good morning there, greg. >> reporter: hey, bret. if mubarak was hoping for endorsement from the street, he didn't get it. watching the statement on a jumbo tv screen, the crowds behind me started chanting "no, no, no, leave, leave, leave, mubarak." this after
CNN
Feb 12, 2011 5:00am EST
's continuing coverage of the revolution of egypt. this is world report. revolution ringing in the streets of cairo. it is now midday there. you are looking at liberation square in the heart of cairo. it's symbolic to the uprising of egyptians and everywhere else in the world. this is how it all happened. the moment before friday's announcement as we waited for a statement from vice president omar suleiman. we are at a live location in cairo. >> okay. they are making a statement. okay. all right. >> as egyptians celebrate the news of hosni mubarak's resignation. he gave the military the task of running the country. sources tell us, he's in an egyptian resort. the president is under heavy securit security. ivan watson managed to capture this historic moment in the middle of the traffic in central cairo. >> normally, we would be frustrated to be in cairo krafk. tonight, it's a party. look at the scene. people are out in their cars. they brought their families out. they are waving flags. the kids are out as well. how are you doing? >> all right. >> reporter: okay, guys. have a good night. tha
FOX News
Jan 31, 2011 9:00pm EST
here, because we are looking out for youment. >> sean: in egypt continues to build with demands for hosni mubarak to step down. official death toll stands at shy of 100. injuries reported in the thousands. business in the country has come to a halt. the stock market, banks and schools remain closed. tomorrow opposition groups are calling for one million to march on the streets of cairo. today a spokesman for egypt's military appeared on state tv and promised they would not fire on any peaceful protesters. in the u.s. it is a waiting game. today white house press secretary gibbs acknowledged the egyptian people have legitimate concerns and grievances. since the united states has supported president mubarak in the past gibbs was cautious when it came to taking sides. >> it is not up to us to determine when the grievances of the egyptian people have been met by the government. we are not picking between those on the street and those in the government. secretary of state said yesterday, we are for and have enumerated our concern for the people of egypt. >> sean: joining me, senior f
FOX News
Feb 4, 2011 3:00pm EST
in egypt and we will bring that to you, like. tens of thousand and the tone is different today. and president mubarak's family fortune could be as much as $70 billion american dollars. as much of his country, more than half the people, languish below the poverty level. the mubaraks spend time in london and new york and los angeles. that is all ahead unless breaking news changes everything. and a lot of breaking. first at 3:00, a news urgent, gabrielle giffords' astronaut husband will speak at a news conference from houston. earlier today nasa decided captain kelly will leave the final, will lead the final mission but there were questions whether he would still go. shooting rampage that killed six others including a federal judge and a nine-year-old girl, gabrielle giffords undergoing intensive rehabilitation at a hospital. and now trace has the latest on her condition and the case against the suspected shooter. but first from texas, what to we expect the commander to say about his decision. >>reporter: my sources down there at the johnson space center in houston have told me th
PBS
Feb 11, 2011 5:30pm PST
of celebration. a new being born tonight. this is an historic moment not just for egypt but the entire region. our middle east editor reports. >> the announcement came suddenly and they were taken by surprise. the news only took a few seconds to sink in. people who had been leaving after demonstrating turned around and pushed their way back in. >> it was ruthless joy. >> egypt is a free country. we control the middle east and will never be beaten by anyone. [shouting] >> and several hundred thousand people were still in tahrir square. some immediately started the evening prayer. this revelation has been supported by all kinds of egyptians. power has been handed to the army. the military has been at the heart of the regime they hate. they want to deliver a democracy led by civilians. >> we have been here everything [unintelligible] he will read about this in books. >> they have always said who controls tahrir square controls cairo. this morning the ins joshed and was showing among protesters at the radio center -- exhaustion was showing. in new arrivals kept it going. waiting shoes has been a
CNN
Feb 11, 2011 3:00pm EST
of egypt. he has been meeting in the white house situation room with his national security team. we obviously will bring you the president live when he begins speaking. right now let aets go to nic robertson live in cairo. nic, we may have to jump to the president any moment, but the scenes you are seeing there, you have been in alexandria throughout much of this crisis. how does it compare to cairo? >> reporter: anderson, it's absolutely euphoric down here. i'm down in one of the medical centers where they've been -- doctors are treating the wound people here. i'm joined by a young doctor here. how did you feel when you heard about this? >> finally, our own -- we are so happy. we are going to get our country and -- the future. >> reporter: mohammed, you've been down here working in the clinic. how do you feel now getting this news? >> first of all, i want to send a message to all respectable people who supported this revolution. i'd like to thank you. thank you all people. we couldn't be happier. if you are here in tahrir square, never have the egyptian felt freedom. and tomorrow y
MSNBC
Feb 7, 2011 2:00am EST
after negotiations today between members of the opposition and the vice president of egypt. according to a government statement that we just received, egypt has made several very significant concessions. one, two end the emergency law that has been in place in this country since 1981 as soon as security on the ground here permits. two, to allow more candidates to run for president, to allow greater freedom of the press , o suspend future meetings of parliament until allegations of corruption and electoral fraud are flushed out, to respect and appreciate the youth movement in the streets, to form a follow up committee to make sure all of the promises of reform are carried out and to form a commission to potentially release political prisoners. these are many of the demands of the opposition have been asking for. most significant, suspending the emergency law. this marshal law has been in place for decades and the law egypt has used to repress democracy and political opposition. if egypt suspends this as soon as the situation calms down in the streets it would be a major concession. >>
CNN
Feb 5, 2011 6:00pm EST
>>> the lingering question that defies a simple answer tonight. will egypt's hosni mubarak hang on or give up? and those defying him on the streets, will they stay put or give up? ahead this hour, the very latest developments on the uprising in egypt. also to come, a closer look at egypt's military machine. the potential power broker in this crisis. america's long support for less than democratic regimes. the political cost. brutality in the open. journalists caught in the cross fire. and the egypt we once knew, can its battered image ever be repaired? good evening, i'm suzanne malveaux. welcome to the cnn special "egypt uprising." we welcome our viewers united states and around the world. we'd like to give you the very late latest. a large crowd massed in tahrir square but unlike recent violence this remained calm. a heavy military presence kept the peace though an army spokesman said the soldiers aren't taking sides. perhaps a calming influence came from the democratic party because hosni mubarak's son gamal, once the presumptive heir, resigned his party post. that takes him o
CNN
Feb 12, 2011 3:00am EST
time in three decades, hosni gamal is not in charge of egypt. who is? the armed forces under the supreme military council. the military is the most powerful and respected institution. at the top. another key military officer, enan. he is the commander of egypt's army. he is 63, and has spent considerably time training with, the u.s. military. this is important. he was in the u.s. when the protests first broke out. and here is something to keep in mind. all egyptian presidents since 1952 came from the military. mr. gamal is a former commander of the egyptian air force. will the military stay in control? maybe, maybe not. that is the answer john king got when he spoke with a former cia director about egypt. >> it is possible that this could evolve into an egyptian government that is more open, more transparent to the egyptian people. trading in perhaps stability, at times felt like stagnation, carries with it the danger of chaos. this is something that transition will have to be carefully managed. the key point is going to be who ultimately is going to be responsible for the t
CSPAN
Feb 5, 2011 6:00am EST
. this is not some figment of his imagination. he believes this very intently. he believes he can help egypt come out of this chaos. he sought to end el omar suleiman with the authority to represent him, but suleiman, having been in the intelligence corps for decades, really does not represent the army directly. he was considered to be tainted because of his long service of mubarak. he is not accepted as an alternative. he was initially rebuffed by the rioters. he was rebuffed by the muslim brotherhood. he was rebuffed by the opposition. some of that opposition appears to be disappearing. more and more people are willing to talk to him work through him to the regime. that is in the hopes he can persuade mubarak to take the message and to leave. the positions seem to be moderating. the muslim brotherhood has been saying the right things. it is not a revolutionary organization. it is run by a bunch of old man like me. they are not really interested in rebellion or revolution. it was to have a part and a say in what ever comes in the future. i think it is a mistake to believe the threats of mubarak and
CNN
Feb 1, 2011 12:00am EST
," chaos in egypt. americans trapped in a country spiralling out of control. >> once you got to the airport it was chaos. >> yes. i'm safe but i'm trapped. >> we have several hundred at the airport now. about 2,400 americans have asked us for help. >> are they running out of time to escape? where is president mubarak? what next for the middle east? plus, what it is like to flee our own country. my live interview with the leader of iran's government in exile, the son of the shah. and two people who know all the players involved in the story better than most. dan rather and christian amanpour. only on "piers morgan tonight." it's high drama in egypt tonight. it's before dawn where protesters are promising what they call million myanmar. in a stunning move tonight the government is attempting to shut down the country's last internet service provider, certainly taking the entire country off line. mobile phone networks are being shut down. google and twitter have teamed up to allow egyptians to speak to tweet for this crisis. anyone with pictures and information from egypt, tweet me. we'll show
CNN
Feb 11, 2011 4:00am EST
for a 18th day of demonstrations. >>> it could be months until egypt's economy is back on track. the vice president is urged people to get back to work but we skeel a businessman how difficult it is to put that into practice. >>> meanwhile, it's uncertain when the country's stock exchange will reopen. we'll tell you about a facebook campaign to help prop up falling stocks when trading does begin again. >>> well, in egypt, protesters are streaming into tahrir square for a 18th day. you're looking at pictures of tahrir square on friday morning. egyptians continue to call for president hosni mubarak to step down chanting anti-government slogans. after midday prayers in cairo in a couple of hours more protesters are expected to arrive. it could be the largest demonstration yet. some protesters say they fear a blood bath. analysts say the military could play a devicisive role if the crowds swell. egyptian state tv is reporting that the military's council is holding a high-level meeting an expected to issue a statement soon according to state television. no word yet on what they might have to s
NBC
Feb 11, 2011 5:30pm PST
's the only way i can describe it. >> it an explosion of victory. a celebration across egypt. >> this is the biggest street party that cairo may have ever seen. >> after 18 days of the people's revolution, mubarak is toppled. he is gone. and the nation celebrates. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. tonight the people of egypt have toppled their leader. that nation has just been through a titanic struggle. there's been bloodshed, hundreds of deaths and injuries and chaos. but in the end, it was 18 days of peaceful protests at the heart of this effort to push hosni mubarak out of cairo after 30 years in power. and it succeeded. while a major task lies ahead in governing a nation of 80 million people, the largest in the arab world, it was an electrifying moment when the egyptian vice president hastily announced the president was gone. cairo erupted. other governments sat up and took urgent notice. as president obama put it today, egypt will never be the same. cairo is still roiling with excitement and celebration where our
MSNBC
Feb 1, 2011 12:00am EST
on the crisis in egypt. >>> thank you very much for that. thanks to you at home for staying with us for the next hour. ready? it's 1859. imagine it is the year 1859 and you have something you want to move from india to england. how do you move that box of tea or something from bombay to london? since it's 1859, if you want to send it by boat, you will be sailing all the way around africa. you can take a right at the cape of good hope and 12,000 miles into your journey you will find yourself in england. back some limes, you are going to get skurvey. it's a long trip. they started digging a shorter route. 10 years later that meant huh a new option. you saved yourself 5,000 miles of transit. for that you can thank the sort cut dug through egypt. you can thank the suez canal. it transits 10% of the ocean-going freight in the world. it may be an 1800s kind of idea, but if you want a tanker full of crude from saudi arabia to houston, you can go through the canal or add 12 days to your trip around the bottom of africa. as egypt under goes what really and truly looks like a revolution, the suez canal is
MSNBC
Feb 11, 2011 4:00pm EST
on egypt. the control of that country now in the hand ls of the egyptian military. the protestors victorious after 18 days in liberation square. but what is next for the egyptian people and how will they make these decisions? as they do that, how will it affect the balance of the arab world? and what about u.s. interests in the middle east? our alliance with israel? and our dependence on their oil? and what have we learned about the power of social media and the value of human rights over the economic prosperity of a few who seek to commandeer at the expense of millions around the world. right now, the action still centered in the aptly named liberation square. the emotion overflowing, crowds waving flags, blasting scar horns, chanting "the people ousted the president." president obama, and his own reaction in the past hour. >> the egyptians have made it clear that nothing less than genuine democracy will carry the day. this transition must bring all of egypt's voices to the table. for the spirit of peaceful protests and perseverance that the egyptian people have shown, it is is a
PBS
Feb 11, 2011 6:00pm PST
." >> joy and jubilation in egypt as president mubarak finally steps down from power. >> these people are celebrating victory tonight. >> triumph of the people. 18 days of protests, bringing 30 years of authoritarian rule to an end. all power now rests with the military. the generals say they will guarantee reform. president obama welcomes mubarak's departure, saying it's just the beginning of egypt's transition to democracy. >> the people of egypt have spoken. their voices have been heard. and egypt will never be the same. >> but as the protesters celebrate in cairo's tahrir square, many are asking what will happen now? >> welcome to "bbc news." we're broadcasting in the u.k. and right around the world. i'm alistair yates. there are scenes of rejoicing around egypt as they celebrate the news their president mubarak has resigned after 30 years in power. the vice president announced that the military had been placed in charge of the country, prompting a deafening yell of approval. this is the scene in the square at the moment, just after 4:00 a.m. local time. many people, as you can se
CNN
Feb 12, 2011 4:00am EST
achievement." what a day for egypt. what a day for egypt. that's all for london. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> you can see the tail of a good night. that's the word we're hearing a lot of here. congratulations. we did it. >> the military supreme council is running egypt. just ahead of the council, the 75-year-old, is egypt's defense minister. and before hosni mubarak steps down, he was promoted to deputy prime minister. here's the background on tantawi. he was the first member of egypt's government. visited tahrir square, after the protests began. junior officers referred to tantawi, as mubarak's poodle. let's get more on the situation. they were moving the barricade. kids were climbs on tanks in the square. really is a symbol for the rest of the country, isn't it? >> it certainly is. we are panning over tahrir square. we can see that many people are arriving there. most may not have demonstrators anymore, or revolutionaries. i think they're coming there, from what i saw, is to be in that place. we saw people with flags, something on some of the barricades. you saw barricades bei
FOX News
Feb 10, 2011 7:00pm EST
in egypt are the ones who wanted to be like the change in eastern europe. they are demonstrating for freedom. they are demonstrating for our values. >> bret: thank you very much. that's it, fair, balanced, and unafraid. keep it on fox tore continuing coverage. >> shepard: revolution in egypt. the president will not resign. the opposition leader asked the military to intervene and the people are furious. renewed rage and great confusion in the streets of cairo this early friday morning after egyptians and the world believe that the president hosni mubarak was about to resign. the crowd swelled. the people chanted and cheered. leave mubarak, leave, leave, leave. the military said it was throwing support behind the people. then, after hours of delay, president mubarak spoke. the stunned masses listened as he refused protesters call for him to step down. instead, it appears, he is stepping aside. handing some of his power over to the vice president. how much? it's hard to say. but he is not leaving, at least not now. and the situation is now escalating. [chanting] >> shepard: a lot o
PBS
Feb 3, 2011 11:00pm PST
>> rose: will come to our program. tonight we g go back to egypt to look at the forces demanding change and those resisting change and we begin with lyse doucet of the bbc. >> the square was just littered with paving stones and rocks and debris. the litter was strewn everywhere. i couldn't believe what it was like and it has now become a focal point for the skirmishes, the confrontation. it is truly not just a battle for the square but a battle for cairo and some egyptians even say for the soul of this country. >> rose: and we continue with tom friedman in amman, jordan. >> mubarak kept a complete vacuum between the muslim brothers and his authoritarian regime. they had no competition. and therefore they didn't really have to think through a full platform of how to run egypt, what do we think of free trade, innovation, education policy. they had it's easy, all they had to say hosni mubarak and they could win 20% of the vote. so if this system actually opens up, the muslim brotherhood is going to have to compete against the dynamic forces... political forces in egypt that you see
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